5 Things You Don't Know About Julianne Hough

October 28, 2013

This singer-actress is making headlines after apologizing for making her face dark over the weekend for a Halloween costume depicting Orange is the New Black's character Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren. Here are five things you may not know about Julianne Hough.

1. While living in London to study dance as a young girl, she often listened to country music by Shania Twain to get over homesickness. "My British friends were like, 'You're a hick!'" she told People magazine.

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2. Helped choreograph Gwen Stefani's video for Wind It Up.

3. As a kid, played the bongos and sang in her family's band, White Lightning. "We were kind of known as the blond Osmonds," she once told the Associated Press. "We were known as White Lightning because of our hair. It's kind of embarrassing now."

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4. Dated country singer Chuck Wicks for about a year beginning in August 2008.

5. Secured a regular spot on Dancing with the Stars after pro dancer Kym Johnson sustained an injury that forced her to drop out for the rest of the season. 

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